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Janis Potter

International Performer/Composer/Educator

“gorgeous…lovely touch on the instrument and thoughtful interpretation of ornamentation…fantastic job…thank you- Janis Potter” (in regards to Dr. Meyer’s Youtube performance of  “Suite in e-minor, BWV 996″ – Prelude and Fugue by J.S. Bach)

 

 

 

Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic

International Performer/Composer/Educator

 

“…one of the best interpretations of my piece [Suomineito] that I have heard so far here [Youtube].”

 

 

Gordon Stout

Professor of Percussion

Ithaca College

 

From Tom Burritt’s Drumchattr Podcasts, no. 14 – “An Interview with Gordon Stout” Part II

“Who was the guy [Brad Meyer] who played the snare drum solo with tape by Ben Wahlund a couple of days ago? Did you see that? I wish I could remember his name, but it was the most musical snare drum performance I had seen in years. It was just fabulous to see him approach the snare drum in musical ways that seemed like he was playing a keyboard instrument, and you see marimba players do those kinds of moves all the time, and it was so refreshing to see such a musical snare drum performance.”

“He was just playing music. It was fabulous!”
“It was one of the best performances I’ve seen here at PASIC [2010].”

 

Stephen Lias

Professor of Composition and Theory

Stephen F. Austin State University

 

 

“Brad! Thanks so much for a great premiere of “Hall of the White Giant”. Awesome job! I really enjoyed how musical it was and there were so many places where you brought nuance and direction in ways I didn’t even know were there.”

 

 

Ryan C. Lewis, DMA

Assistant Professor of Percussion

Ouachita Baptist University

 

“Brad Meyer’s clinic on advanced concepts for snare drum was terrific!  He was well-prepared and flexible, his playing was superb, and he exposed our students to wonderful literature and playing techniques.  He made connections between playing snare drum and performing on other percussion instruments that both reinforced our curriculum and opened the students to original musical ideas.

 

 

Andy Harnsberger, DMA

Director of Percussion Studies,

Artist in Residence

Lee University

 

 

“Brad Meyer’s clinics had tremendous pedagogical value and his performances were inspiring to the students and audience members alike. I will no doubt have Brad return to Lee University in the near future!

 

 

Jason Koontz

Director of Percussion Studies
Eastern Kentucky University

 

 

“We were fortunate to have Brad Meyer visit Eastern Kentucky University for a lecture recital this fall, and his presentation was outstanding. His playing ability and insight into his performance was of the highest quality and a true inspiration to the percussion students who attended.”

 

 

Chad Floyd

Director of Percussion Studies

Campbellsville University

 

“Hosting Brad at Campbellsville University was an extraordinary opportunity for our students. His performance was inspiring and his communication regarding the topic at hand was articulate and insightful.”

 

Julie Hill, DMA

Director of Percussion Studies

University of Tennessee at Martin

 

 

“The University of TN at Martin had the pleasure of hosting Vic Firth artist, Brad Meyer, last week.  Meyer gave a fantastic concert/lecture presentation for the percussion studio.  His performance was remarkable, his literature exciting and challenging, and his lecture inspiring. My students are still talking about Brad’s outstanding presentation. I have attached a few photos from the event. Thank you so much for your support of this fine percussionists. Brad Meyer represented Vic Firth as well as any other artist we have ever had. I just wanted to pass on thanks to you and kudos to Brad. He is going to be a big name in the percussion world.”

 

 

Scott Herring, DM

Associate Professor of Percussion

Coordinator of Percussion Studies

The University of South Carolina

 

 

“I wanted to let you know what a great clinic and concert Brad gave yesterday.  His presentation on the maraca piece was very fine, and his performance last night was awesome!  Hard to believe someone can play all that from memory – what a demonstration!”

 

 

Eric J. Willie

Assistant Professor of Percussion

Tennessee Tech University

 

 

“Energetic, Informative, and Inspirational: Appropriate words to describe Brad Meyer’s recent performance and clinic at Tennessee Tech University.  His energetic approach to performance, as well as his flawless execution was an inspiration to myself and members of the TTU Percussion Studio.  In addition, his maraca playing in Alvarez’s “Temazcal” ignited a flurry of interest, with students playing maracas (almost continuously) over the next  weeks.  Bravo Brad!”

 

 

Omar Carmenates, DMA

Professor of Percussion

Furman University

 

 

“I just wanted to let you know that your recital at Furman was truly engaging, intellectual, and accessible all at the same time. Myself as well as my students were thrilled at not just the level of execution of your playing, but also the passion and fervor you bring to your performance. Bravo!”